1.24.2009

Simple sweater refashion

I bought this plain minty-green cardigan one Easter in a real pinch. I needed something to make a simple black dress I wanted to wear a bit more springy. That was one of only a few times I ever wore it out.

After seeing many cardigan refashions online, I knew it would be my first candidate. (I have two more maternity cardigans waiting in the wings.)

I took off the buttons and went about finding the perfect trim. I was so happy when I found this one. Red and light teal is one of my favorite color combos, thanks to the allsorts blog.

All I did was pin the trim up one side, behind the back and down the other side, then sewed up the length of the trim on both sides.

Took a bit of finessing to get it over the seams at the shoulders, and it shows, but my hair is long enough to cover it.

Since I covered up the button holes, and didn't want to add them back in, I needed a closure. In my stash of unfinished brooches, I found this red and white enamel pin I had already added the yo-yo to. Adding a couple of buttons made it fit with the color scheme.

I'm considering chopping the sleeves to 3/4 length and adding the trim. What do you think?

3 comments:

Sarah B. B. said...

That is one of my favorite color combinations, and you've done a really nice job with it! I'd actually leave the sleeves long; you can always push them up to 3/4, but you can't make them grow back. Of course, you know what you need way better than I do. :)

Christy said...

Love it! I think you'd be fine with the sleeves either way. Wear it a time or two with the long sleeves before making a decision.

Christy Michelle said...

I think you should leave the sleeves long too. I love those two colors together.